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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.10    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/08/2006

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Salamanders, Newts

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Nimrod_herp54

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Yellow Spotted Salamander

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Most Mole Salamanders

Sexing and Characteristics:

N/A. But if you catch multiple salamanders in the wild, one is most likely to turn up to be a male.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

For substrates I use wild moss and store bought dirt. For water i dont have a single water dish. When I custom make my cages, I use a small piece of plexiglass and use silicone to glue it to the cage, so it will make a barrier between the land and the water. So the point im trying to make is that 3/4 or the tank is water.

Lighting and UVB:

No lighting is required but I use a incadesent hooded light.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Household temps are fine for the salamanders, which should range from 65-75 degrees Farenheit. But humidity is an important part of a salamander setup. I spray the cage daily and place a piece of plastic over the cage and the humidity doesn’t esczpe when the water turns into vapor, so the humidity stays in the cage.

Heating and Equipment:

The equipment I use are store bought rock formations or I make my own using multiple different types of rocks and siliconing them together. I aslo use driftwood and artificial plants for the salamanders.

Caging Provided:

A 10 gallon will work for 2 salamanders, a 5 for 1, a 20 for 4 salamnders, and so on. (I am using the lenghts of the Tiger Salamder for the cage sizes, because they can get to 13 inches)

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

I feed mine guppies from petstores, earthworms and nightcrawlers.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I dip the worms in Tetra-Terrafauna calcium supplement before feeding.

Maintenance:

I clean the cages monthly and remove eggs if in the water. Since if you get the salamanders from the wild, they are most-likely gravid since you would have gotten them during breeding season. And mist the cage every day.

Some Words on this Species:

Mole Salamanders are for people who enjoy semi-large salamanders. They can bite, but they just have gums. They most likely wouldn’t be a begginner species.
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